Leadership

Damar has assembled an executive leadership team of professionals with deep expertise in their specialties, united by their passion for our mission. Every decision we make is driven by our answer to one simple question: Will this help the people we serve live more successful lives?

Leadership

Damar has assembled an executive leadership team of professionals with deep expertise in their specialties, united by their passion for our mission. Every decision we make is driven by our answer to one simple question: Will this help the people we serve live more successful lives?

Leadership

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Jim Dalton
Jim Dalton, Psy.D., HSPP, CSAYC
President & Chief Executive Officer

President and CEO Jim Dalton has long made an impact on the developmental disabilities industry. As a licensed child psychologist, Dr. Dalton is highly regarded for his innovation in child behavioral health care. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University, a master’s from Spalding University and graduated first in his doctoral class in child psychology. He completed his residency at The Ohio State University.

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Octavius Molton
Octavius Molton
Chief Financial Officer

Octavius Molton serves Damar as the Chief Financial Officer. Octavius has more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting and brings leadership knowledge in various industries, including public, private, and nonprofit organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Ball State University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Jenny Peters
Jenny Peters, EdD
Chief Strategy Officer

Jenny Peters serves as the chief strategy officer at Damar. In this role, she leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of Damar’s internal and external communications and marketing initiatives. Jenny holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Indiana State University and a master’s degree from Indiana University.

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Steve Huffman
Steve Huffman
Chief Human Resources Officer, SHRM-SCP, PHR

Steve Huffman, CHRO at Damar, leads a comprehensive HR team with over 25 years of experience in non-profit, cloud software, commercial and residential banking, and B2C retail. Joining Damar in 2016 as Director of Talent Acquisition, his leadership earned him the CHRO role in 2023. Steve holds SHRM-SCP, SHRM-TA, and PHR certifications. His strategic HR expertise drives a positive work culture, making him a valuable asset to Damar.

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Shawn
Shawn Collinsworth
President, Damar Foundation, Inc.

As the President of Damar Foundation, Inc, Shawn Collinsworth is responsible for the strategic development of Damar’s philanthropy program. He holds a master’s degree in higher education and a bachelor’s degree in criminology, both from Indiana State University. Prior to joining Damar, he served as President & CEO of The Advancement Center for Washington Township Schools and spent over 14 years as Executive Director of Phi Kappa Psi National Fraternity.

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Katie McCoy
Katie McCoy
Chief Executive Assistant

As executive assistant for Damar Services, Katie McCoy supports the offices of the president & CEO and executive leadership team, as well as serving as a liaison to the Board of Directors. She also supervises the Damar Ambassadors. Katie has been with Damar since 1996 and has held this position for over 20 years.

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Carla Bill
Carla Bill, MSW, LCSW
Vice President, Youth Services—Admissions

Carla Bill is the vice president of youth services and admissions at Damar. Responsible for facilitating residential placements, she is Damar’s official liaison to the Indiana County Divisions of Child Services, Indiana Division of Disability Services, and Indiana Department of Education. Carla is a graduate of Indiana University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work.

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Kemberly Johnson
Kemberly Dailey-Johnson
Vice President, Quality and Compliance Initiatives
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Brittney Kalmas
Brittney Kalmas, MSW, LCSW, CSAYC
Vice President, Community Support Services

As the Vice President of Community Support Services, Brittney oversees the development and implementation of behavioral strategies and interventions with clients and families in their natural environments. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Indiana University and a master’s in social work from Indiana University. Brittney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Behavioral Consultant.

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Jennifer Maggard
Jennifer Maggard
Chief of Corporate Compliance

Jennifer started her career with Damar in 1998 and has held a variety of positions throughout the organization. An active member of the National Association of Social Workers, Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Purdue University and a master’s in social work from Indiana University. Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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Donnie McCoy
Donnie McCoy
Executive Vice President, Operations

As the director of Older Youth Services and Education Mentoring, Donnie McCoy provides educational, vocational, social, and life skills development training to youth in residential programs, DCS regions 5&6, and school systems throughout central Indianapolis and surrounding areas. As the operations analyst, Donnie works with the leadership team to maximize output that support clients’ needs and financial goals. He holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Indianapolis.

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Kristin McCoy
Kristin McCoy, PhD, BCBA, CSAYC
Executive Vice President of Intensive ID/DD Services

As the director of ABA Services, Kristin McCoy leads assessment and treatment for children with autism through Applied Behavior Analysis. Kristin has been instrumental in helping shape Damar’s autism services. She holds a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University, as well as her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) distinction.

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Sam Moya
Sam Moya, ClinPsyD
Vice President, Specialized Initiatives and Programs

Dr. Moya has been involved with Damar for 15 years. As the VP of Specialized Initiatives and Programs, he oversees the state wide Competency Attainment Program as well as the specialized Clinical programs with youth. He has worked with several youth who have extensive and complex needs within the state of Indiana.

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Adrienne Reed
Adrienne Reed, MSW, LSW
Executive Vice President of Community Based Services and Supports

As the Executive Vice President of Community Based Services and Supports, Adrienne is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of Damar’s community-based services, including program quality, staffing and financial processes and outcomes. Adrienne has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Purdue University and a master’s degree from Indiana University.

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Brian Bosma
Director of Marketing and Communications
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Aimee Brown
Aimee Brown
Director, DCA Operations & School Leader

Aimee Brown serves as the director of operations and school leader for Damar Charter Academy, Indiana’s first public charter school focused on successfully preparing children with developmental, intellectual, and behavioral challenges for a lifetime of learning. Aimee took on leadership of the school in 2015 after serving as the school’s director of special education. Aimee holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Purdue University.

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Tammy Duncan
Tammy Duncan
Foundation Operations Director

As Database Resource Director, Tammy Duncan is responsible for managing all functions related to the donor database for the Damar Foundation. Tammy holds a bachelor’s degree in business management.

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Angel Knapp
Angela Gehring, MSW
Senior Director, Clinical & Consulting Services

As the senior director of Clinical and Consulting Services, Angel Knapp is active in representing the best practices of the organization to external stakeholders. She represents Damar at local, state, and national events and provides expert consultation and training to organizations and state agencies. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from Indiana University.

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Julie Graue
Julie Graue
Corporate Partnership Director

Julie Graue serves as the Corporate Partnership Director for the Damar Foundation.  In this role she generates sponsorship revenue, stewards existing partners and cultivates new corporate partnerships.  She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Ball State University.  Prior to joining Damar, Julie worked for 18 years at Pacers Sports & Entertainment in a variety of leadership roles.

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Jesseca Hartman
Jesseca Hartman, MA, BCBA
Director of ABA Clinical Operations

Prior to joining the Damar ABA team in 2015, Jesseca worked as a special education teacher In Indianapolis. In her role as Director of Clinical Operations, she enjoys combining trauma informed care with the principles of ABA, building strong leaders, and using organizational behavior management strategies. Jesseca is on the INPEAT board and a member of the BCBA Licensure Committee for the state of Indiana.

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Danielle Nance
Dr. Danielle Nance
Director, Clinical Services

As a psychologist and director of Clinical Services, Dr. Danielle Nance leads Damar’s Stabilization, Assessment & Transition (SAT) program. She is responsible for managing a 20-bed short-term diagnostic and treatment unit that provides emergency placement and services for children who find themselves in traumatic situations. Dr. Nance holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate from the University of Indianapolis.

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Anthony Nwokedi
Anthony Nwokedi
Director, Resource

As Resource Team director, Anthony Nwokedi is responsible for leading a team of staff who support Damar employees during client crisis situations. Anthony began his career as a direct care staff in 2014. He is certified through the National Resource Center for Youth Services, and also serves as a staff trainer for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, a model for crisis de-escalation.

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Kim Hollabaugh
Kim Hollabaugh
Chief Administrator, Health Services

Kim Hollabaugh serves as the Chief Administrator, Health Services, leading the development, implementation and operations for Damar Health Services and Damar Pharmacy Services. She brings 18 years of experience in the child welfare, mental health, and primary healthcare fields and holds a MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Southern Indiana.

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Kim Schuessler
Director of Learning and Development

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